If you are hurt and can’t work, the bills can pile up fast, and before you know it, you’re facing serious financial hardship. Fortunately, workers’ compensation provides an important cash benefit when your injury or illness is work-related. For most workers, this benefit, known as temporary total disability, replaces two-thirds of their wages. You still have to tighten your belt, but these weekly payments can be enough to hold you over until you can return to work. Unfortunately, many workers have their workers’ compensation claims denied, cutting off their income entirely. If that happens to you, trust Anderson Law Firm to fight for your rights. Since 1993, we have protected the rights of workers in Southern Georgia to receive income benefits when they’ve been unable to work. We understand how much anxiety a denied claim can cause, and we advocate strongly for the benefits you deserve.
Under Georgia law, employees who suffer an on-the-job injury or illness are eligible for one of three types of income benefits:
If you have a loved one who suffered a fatal on-the-job accident, you may be entitled to death benefits based on two-thirds of your loved one’s average weekly earnings and funeral expenses at an amount set by law. These benefits are only available one at a time and cannot be combined.
Under certain circumstances, you might be able to recover the full value of your lost wages through a personal injury lawsuit.
Income replacement is one of the most important benefits you get from workers’ compensation, but it’s an expensive proposition for the insurance company. Insurers often attempt to limit disability payments by claiming:
Your income benefits can be all that’s standing between your family and a life of extreme hardship. At Anderson Law Firm, we are determined not to let that happen. We have a solid track record of success getting the maximum benefit possible for disability cases, and we are ready to fight for you.
Anderson Law Firm helps injured workers recover the maximum income benefit possible under workers’ compensation. If you are having trouble collecting the benefits you deserve, we can provide effective assistance. To schedule a free consultation, call us at 912-328-6491 or contact us online. We are conveniently located at 340 Eisenhower Drive, about a mile west of the Savannah Botanical Gardens.